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Dude Dent awards students

Lance Scranton

Building on the traditions and implementing improvements to recognize student success and scholarship has been a big part of Moffat County High School's drive for excellence. One of the most storied and recognizable honors is the Lewis "Dude" Dent Award.

The "Dude Dent" has been given out to an outstanding senior boy since the early 1950s. The outstanding female senior has been selected since the early 1970s.

The event will take place April 23 at The Clarion Inn & Suites and will be a showcase for the selected students who have displayed academic excellence while achieving athletic success during their four years at Moffat County High School. Each nominee will be recognized and coaches will share a brief account of their experience with each student/athlete.

Dude Dent will be remembered in the form of a short historical presentation and former award recipients are invited to attend at no charge to honor their achievements. The selection dinner will culminate in the awarding of the Dude Dent Outstanding Male and Female Student.

The candidates will tour the local schools during the day of the selection dinner and share with our younger students their experiences as a student/athlete and the importance of taking advantage of the opportunities afforded them by displaying hard work, determination and sacrifice.

Unfortunately, there is limited space and only a select number of tickets will be sold to make certain the event isn't overbooked. We are looking forward to this becoming a premier event every year and hope that the community will come out to recognize some of Moffat County's best and brightest.

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There will be a few more surprises and we look forward to seeing you there as we celebrate one of our community's most inspirational heroes and celebrate excellence.

Tickets will be on sale throughout April. Contact our athletic director Rick Schmitz for more information or to become a corporate sponsor of this unique event.

It's going to be great!